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Spring Trip,,,,,,Help!!

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I want to plan a 4 wheeling trip with some buddies in the northern half of the state somewhere. 2-3 day trip, we could stay in motel or camp. Wondering what is out there for trails, campgrounds, etc. Any help appreciated, thanks! We are all experienced riders, but we have never done an overnight trip anywhere. Thanks

Bart

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The MN DNR HSOforum will have a list and statewide map of all of the trails. It would make your trip easier to plan by knowing the geography.

One of my favorites is Nemadji of course and a couple must do trails are the Moose Walk and Red Dot (not to be confused with Red Top).

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i really like the gilbert area especially with the ohv park but there is a lot of forest roads in the area that provide no traffic and some awesome views and pretty good trails

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Look into the WIS. Trails out of Superior. You can get a trail pass and go all over the state. A great overnight trip from Superior to Hurley is about 125 miles one way. Lots of stops for gas,food, and drink on the way.We did this trip and had a blast. All the trails are marked, and maps are in the Bars off the trail. WHEELER FRIENDLY TOWNS!! Place to park over night is just out of Superior at a Holiday Gas Station.

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Bayfield County, WI has some nice trails for a few days ride, they won't beat the body up too badly either. Check out the area around the Valhalla Trail Lodge and the Pub and Grub in Washburn, WI

There are also places to camp and access the trails in Iron River, WI.

All of this area is part of the Chequgemon National Forest

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Only Ice, thanks, that sounds like a good trip. I go to hurley in the winter. How long does it take, 125 miles seems like a lot on a wheeler in a day with a few stops? What are the trails like...go through woods, straight shot, muddy, clean? Thanks.

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the trail from Superior is about 63 miles to Ashland, Right before Ashland you cut off and head to Hurley and thats about a nother 60 miles. Its a old railroad grade to Ashland. Good travel at about 50 mph. There is a few slow downs for some small towns. Then from the turn off to Hurley its some trails in woods and some open grade trails. Lots of stops if you like for gas, foood and drink. If you only stop a few times you will make it in about 6 hrs. Its a great ride and lots of fun. Do have to watch out for deer!!! But thats any trail around here!! Have fun. And post if you go, might just be on the Ashland run that day!!

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the big drawback of northern wisconsin is the trails are sand and are the dustiest trails i have been on. good trail system atv friendly state but i always bring a good 3m dust mask and hope for rain.

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It can be a bit dusty. I do like to go on week days so not to many on the trail. What we do is have two guys go first and a few minn, after they are gone we take off. works well and side by side riding is ok on them wide trails. Its just a nice trail, lots off great spots to pull over and sit and [PoorWordUsage].

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There should not be too much dust on a spring trip for you in northern WI, usually pretty wet still. Look into getting a cabin at the Valhalla Lodge, we have done it a few times and had a great time.

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Has anybody ridden the Blue OX Trail from Northome to International Falls? Looks like it might be an old railroad that is straight and boring, but I would think the woods would be nice up there? The DNR map does not show many trails??

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I thought about riding that one sometime but 60+ miles of railroad graade could get real boring.

If it's forested along the way, it wouldn't be bad.

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